Welcome to DRCET and De’ils On Wheels! We deliver a range of environmental projects and services across the west of Glasgow and beyond.

We protect and enhance the local environment and increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities that we work with.

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*** PLEASE SUPPORT OUR BRAVE THE SHAVE FUNDRAISER! ***

And we are over half way to our target – thank you!…

scotstouncc_naturetrail_cleanup_nov16Scotstoun Community Council are holding a series of Community Clean ups in April.

A packed timetable of clean ups is planned to help make Scotstoun look its best! Equipment provided, enthusiastic volunteers welcome on Saturdays from 10am-12noon.

  • Sat 8 – Danes Dr/Upland Rd/Northland Dr – meet Danes/Northland
  • Sat 15 – Harland St and Cottages (Residents Association)
  • Sat 22 – Dumbarton Rd/Stronvar Dr/Larchfield Ave – meet Heart of Scotstoun

Everyone is welcome to come along and all equipment will be provided but if you have your own gloves and sturdy footwear then please bring them along.

Scotstoun Community Council and local NIVs (Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers) have organised a series of clean ups recently in Larchfield Avenue and the Nature Trail.

For more information please contact Scotstoun Community Council on scotscoco@gmail.com

community-calendarThese events are listed on our online community calendar along with lots of other events in the local area and beyond – check out the calendar to see what else is going on!

Green Gym 6The West Glasgow Green Gym will be holding sessions during April.

The Green Gym is about healthy people and healthy places where volunteers meet up once a week to work together on improving local green spaces around West Glasgow.

The dates and locations for April are:

  • Wed 5 Apr – holiday week
  • Wed 12 Apr – Rothesay Dock – tidying along the cycle path and litterpicking. Meet at cycle path on Dock Street, G81 1JW
  • Wed 19 Apr – Nature Trail Woodland Walk, Jordanhill – clearing undergrowth and litterpicking along the path. Meet at entrance to Nature Walk, by the milepost on Westland Dr, just by Westbrae Bridge, G14 9JQ
  • Wed 26 Apr – Drummore Primary School – Tidying up playground and garden areas. Meet at school entrance, 129 Drummore Road, G15 7NH

Sessions run from 11.00am to 2.00pm. Tea and coffee are provided and we usually stop for this about 12.30pm. If you need any more information, are unable to attend a session or have any problems locating the meeting point, please contact Margaret at Drumchapel Life on 0141 944 6004

The Conservation Volunteer’s (TCV) Community Rewilding Project are organising an Go Wild in your Garden event from 11am to 3pm on Friday 7 April in Yoker Resource Centre, 10 Kelso Place G14 0LL.

The event follows on from the Go Wild In Your Garden event that was held last year to promote the idea of improving gardens for wildlife and reducing the incidence of surface water flooding in the area whilst at the same time improving people’s own health and well being.

The event will feature environmental education and activities so why not come along and find out how you can create a wild garden for you and for wildlife

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The planning application for the proposed Knightswood BMX centre has been submitted to the Council for consideration. This follows on from two consultation events held over the past few months.

The proposed facility will see the creation of the first Olympic standard BMX track in Scotland consisting of 8m and 5m start ramps to accommodate all levels of riders. It is the only new venue being built ahead of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and will complete the city’s portfolio of cycle sport venues as well as increasing the profile of cycling across the country. It’s construction means that young people will be able to learn all four cycling disciplines across the city –  mountain biking at Cathkin Braes, road and track at the Velodrome and BMX at Knightswood Park.

All the documents relating to the planning application can be viewed on the Council’s Online Planning Portal (ref no 17/00440/DC)

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Friends of Victoria Park will be holding their annual lecture – The Importance of Our Memories – from 7.30pm on Thursday 23 March 2017 at Jordanhill Parish Church, 28 Woodend Drive, G13 1QT

This interesting talk will include contributions from Friends of Victoria Park and Dr Nicky Imrie from Scotland’s Urban Past, a 5 year nationwide community engagement project about the history of Scotland’s towns and cities.

There will be a short presentation about the local history of Victoria Park which will be followed by a talk about how local groups can work together on how to save memories for now and the future.

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Update on the Broomhill Avenue Greenspace…

Unfortunately, despite having a temporary reprieve in January this year, the Greenspace is once again under threat and a new petition has been set up to fight this latest development.

Glasgow City Council have again been approached with a proposal to have the land declared surplus and sold for development of flats. The local councillors have been asked to comment on this proposal. The likely outcome of this part of the process is unclear. The more signatures we have on the petition, the stronger the case against that proposal will be, and the more pressure we can place on the City Council to listen to the community, and save the Greenspace for the third, and hopefully final, time.

The Friends of Broomhill Avenue Greenspace are also organising a volunteer event at 1pm on Saturday 25 March to prepare the ground for sowing the seeds for a long strip of wildflowers on the south border of the Greenspace. And they need volunteers to help with digging/turning over soil and removing stones etc. We have some spades and forks but bringing your own would be helpful. Under 16’s need to bring a responsible adult.

Four brave members of the Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust (DRCET) and De’ils On Wheels team will Brave the Shave by getting their heads shaved to raise funds for DRCET and the Beatson Cancer Charity.

Neil, Liz, Paul and Sarah (listed by amounts of current hair!) will be going under the clippers on Thursday 30 March 2017 to raise funds for these two great Glasgow based charities.

Any support you are able to give would be very much appreciated. You can sponsor us online at…

www.everyclick.com/drcet-brave-the-shave

or alternatively please contact the office if you want to donate directly to us. You can also download the poster here DRCET_BraveTheShave_Poster

We are making great progress – thank you!

A huge thanks for your support as we baldy go…

Neil, Liz, Paul and Sarah!

And we’ll be tweeting about this too… @drcet @deilsonwheels #BraveTheShave #BigHeidShave @beatson_charity

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Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

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Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
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DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.
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